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How to Get a Texas Medical Marijuana Card Online

  1. 1

    Register online with Leafwell

    You can speak to a doctor, qualify for a Texas medical marijuana card online and submit your payment details. You are only billed if approved.

  2. 2

    You’re Added to the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) Once Approved.

    After your call, our physician will complete some administrative tasks to add you to the Compassionate Use Registry in Texas (CURT).

  3. 3

    Medical Patients Can Buy CBD-Rich Marijuana

    Once you’ve been registered, your details will be validated by the state, and you will be able to fulfill your prescription using your preferred dispensary. There is no physical card in Texas, so you won’t need to wait for anything posted or emailed to you by Leafwell.

Benefits of Having a Medical Card in Texas

While recreational cannabis is still illegal in Texas, patients who qualify can join the state’s compassionate use program. There are multiple benefits to getting a medical card in the state, regardless of recreational cannabis’ legality.

It’s the Only Way to Buy Cannabis Legally

Adult-use sales are still prohibited in Texas. Possessing even small amounts of marijuana constitutes a serious offense. Getting a medical marijuana card through the state program is the only legal way to buy and use cannabis.

Getting certified through CUP provides patients with legal protections and safe access to medicine. People with a Texas medical marijuana card can possess any amount of low-THC, high-CBD oil. This refers to cannabis oil containing 1% THC or less.

All smokable THC products are prohibited. Non-medical users of marijuana cannot possess any product with more than 0.3% THC.

You Get Access to Safe Products

Like in many other states where recreational cannabis use is prohibited, marijuana enthusiasts may turn to the black market. This market isn’t regulated, nor are the cannabis products sold on it.

With a medical card, you can access safe medical products that have been tested and surpass a standard of quality.

You Can Get Accurate and Helpful Advice

If you have a health condition that qualifies you to use medical marijuana, getting a card connects you with a licensed physician. At Leafwell, our physicians are well-versed in prescribing cannabis for various conditions.

During your first appointment, they will discuss your symptoms and whether cannabis is a good option. Physicians can also recommend and guide the best cannabis dosage for you. This information will be handy – especially if you’re new to using marijuana.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for a medical marijuana card in Texas, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a legal resident of Texas.
  • Be at least 18 unless applying through a parent or guardian.
  • Be diagnosed with a qualifying health condition by a licensed medical marijuana physician.
  • Have prescriptions from two distinct medical marijuana physicians; no contact is required with the secondary physician.
  • Physicians must conclude that the benefits of using medical marijuana for your condition outweigh the risks.
  • Successful applicants are expected to meet every month with their prescribing physician.

Can Minors Get a Medical Card in Texas?

People under 18 with a qualifying condition can get a medical marijuana card in Texas. However, a minor can only apply through a parent or legal guardian under the compassionate use program.


In other states, patients needing help accessing medication assign caregivers who apply for a medical card. These caregivers also have legal protection to purchase, transport, and possess marijuana for their patients.

In Texas, however, caregivers are entered into the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) by the certifying physician and do not need to apply separately to a program. There are no caregiver cards issued by the state; caregivers only need to present their valid Texas-issued ID to be verified at the dispensary.

Aside from a recommendation from a physician and a prescription form, caregivers need to provide the following information when purchasing medicine on behalf of their patient:

  • Driver’s license or ID
  • Patient’s last name and date of birth
  • Last five digits of the patient’s social security number

Medical Conditions

According to Texas law, the following debilitating conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certification in Texas:

What You’ll Need to Apply

  • A prescription from a registered, state-approved physician.
  • Proof of diagnosis for a qualifying medical condition.
  • Proof of Texas residency (state ID, driver’s license, or any other documentation that shows your name and current street address).
  • Proof of identity (valid ID card or passport).


Since no ID cards need to be processed, there is no fee to apply for a Texas medical marijuana card. Leafwell’s HIPAA-compliant consultation service is currently $199.

We’ve done our best to make the process of applying for a cannabis card simple, accessible, and affordable to all people that need low-THC products. You will not be charged for the consultation if your application is unsuccessful.

Medical Marijuana Reciprocity

Even though recreational cannabis is legal in numerous states all over America, this isn’t the case in Texas – adult use is still prohibited.

Texas also doesn’t have medical marijuana reciprocity with any state. This means that medical cards obtained out-of-state cannot be used in Texas.

Texas does not recognize out-of-state medical cannabis cards. Many other states, however, have forms of cannabis reciprocity and may accept a Texas medical card. They include:

States marked with * require visitors to complete a visiting patient application for the duration of their stay. States marked with ^ have adult use programs but do not accept out-of-state cards.

Where to Buy Medical Marijuana in TX

Once added to the CURT system, you can buy low-THC, high-CBD oil from any licensed dispensary in Texas.


It is illegal to grow marijuana at home in Texas.

Texas Medical Marijuana Laws to Know

The Texas Compassionate Use Act was enacted in 2015. This Act required the Texas Department of Public Safety to establish a secure registry of physicians who treated epilepsy.  This was done to facilitate prescribing low-THC cannabis to patients with epilepsy.

In 2019, the list of qualifying conditions for cannabis treatment expanded to include epilepsy, terminal cancer, MS, ALS, seizure disorders, and incurable neurological disorders.

Other important Texas cannabis laws include:

  • Possession of up to two ounces is a misdemeanor that carries up to 180 days in prison, a $2,000 fine, and a driver’s license suspension (some municipalities may have more lenient penalties).
  • Selling or delivering seven grams of marijuana or less is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $4,000.
  • Hashish and concentrates are not considered marijuana under Texas law. However, it’s still illegal to possess either.
  • Smoking medical marijuana is prohibited in Texas. One is only allowed to consume marijuana orally through products such as oils.

Start your medical cannabis journey by applying for a Texas medical marijuana card today

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Texas Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation with a licensed Leafwell physician for a Texas medical marijuana certification costs $199 for new patients and renewals.

The appointment fee includes a 1-year certification, and you’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation with Leafwell.

Please note: There are no physical medical marijuana cards or certificates issued in the state. Instead, approved patients are registered directly with the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT). The dispensary will be able to verify your information using your valid Texas ID.

What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Texas?
What do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in Texas online?

After you’ve spoken to a Leafwell physician and been approved for the Texas Low THC program, you don’t need to do anything.

The physician will enter your details in their physician profile within the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas – otherwise known as CURT.

Once your information has been added to CURT, you can purchase medicine from a licensed dispensary. The dispensary can access CURT and confirm your status as a valid patient in the state using your state ID.

How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Texas?

You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for medical marijuana registration in Texas for yourself. Caregivers must also be 18 years of age.

Those aged under 18 may qualify for medical cannabis, but must have a parent or guardian listed on their application.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Texas?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Texas may have a caregiver. Caregivers must be entered into the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas (CURT) by the patient’s certifying physician.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Patients must be permanent Texas residents.
  • Caregivers and parents/legal guardians will be required to show proof of identification to the dispensing organization.

Here’s how the caregiver process works:

  1. Provide full name and last 5 digits of social security number to the physician.
  2. The physician will enter this information alongside the patient’s while registering them with CURT.
  3. The caregiver must show proof of ID as well as the patient’s last name, date of birth, and last 5 digits of their social security number when purchasing medicine at the dispensary.
How do I apply for the state program in Texas?

After you’ve spoken to a Leafwell physician and been approved for the Texas Cannabis Use Program (CUP), you don’t need to do anything.

The next steps are for your physician. The physician will:

  1. Enter your details in their physician profile within the Compassionate Use Registry of Texas – otherwise known as CURT
  2. Once your details have been entered, the state will verify that the details are correct

To purchase your medicine, go to your local dispensary and show them your state ID. The dispensary can access CURT and confirm your status as a valid patient in the state.